Zenith Pilates @ the Verve

I was missing my yoga – couldn’t find classes at a suitable time – so I picked up pilates instead. I first tried pilates years ago when I was fresh out of Uni. My first thoughts were, “What an easy stretching class.” In the cool Aussie climate, I barely broke a sweat but I left the classContinue reading “Zenith Pilates @ the Verve”

The First 20 Minutes – Stuff You Didn’t Know About Exercising

Recently started reading a book recommended to me by a friend – The First 20 Minutes. I’ve always thought I knew a lot about health, fitness and exercise – well, more than the average Joe – but this book has been quite the eye-opener. The problem with a lot of information that we believe to beContinue reading “The First 20 Minutes – Stuff You Didn’t Know About Exercising”

Staying Active with the Apple Watch

So I’ve moved up from just tracking my workouts to tracking daily activity levels… …and as gimmicky as it sounds, I gotta say that it really does help with the motivation to stay active. The Apple Watch activity tracker lets you track three things: Red marker: “Move” calories – you can set your own target to burn “x”Continue reading “Staying Active with the Apple Watch”

Hiking – Another All-Round Sport Good for the Whole Body and Mind

When it comes to anything that I do, I have a tendency to look for the biggest bang for my buck because time is a precious commodity I do not have a lot of so I like to make the most of what I have. When it comes to working out, hiking is another great all-round workout thatContinue reading “Hiking – Another All-Round Sport Good for the Whole Body and Mind”

Hiking in Bukit Kiara – The Road Less Travelled

The last time we visited Kiara, we took the asphalt trail but as we’ve said – it’s not jungle school unless you get a little dirty, so we went back to follow the road less travelled. Well, less travelled compared to the asphalt trail anyway. From what I gather, these trails are popular MTB trails so I’m gatheringContinue reading “Hiking in Bukit Kiara – The Road Less Travelled”

Bukit Melawati Hiking Trail

According to a Jungle School Mama I know, it’s not Jungle School unless you get dirty. By that definition alone, this doesn’t really qualify for Jungle School but it is a new trail and it does qualify as a hike. And since that same Mama agreed that “hiking” sounds cooler than “walking”, hiking it is… hikeContinue reading “Bukit Melawati Hiking Trail”

Jungle School for Adults: An Encounter with Bukit Saga

The plan was to get the kids out into nature more often, but it turns out that all the adults are also clamouring to get out there so now we have a Jungle School for Adults. If you’re looking for easily accessible hiking trails that won’t require you to drive miles to get to, here’s anotherContinue reading “Jungle School for Adults: An Encounter with Bukit Saga”

Yoga is Good for You – Let Me Count the Ways…

They say you should vary your workout routines because it helps: prevent boredom associated with doing the same things workout after workout to avoid or delay reaching a plateau in workout performance and, subsequently, training results So we’ve added Yoga into our mix of regular weekly exercise sessions. Why Yoga? Yoga is good for the brain:Continue reading “Yoga is Good for You – Let Me Count the Ways…”

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